All tagged Christmas

It's that time of year again -- the time of year where I make big, ambitious lists for myself of all the amazing homemade gifts I'm going to give and then realize I don't have quite as much time as I need, considering I have to send most of them to Nova Scotia by mail. ;) There are, however, lots of great gifts that can be made at home that don't require a lot of time and I'm sharing some ideas from this year's list!

When I was a kid advent calendars brought to mind waxy, tasteless chocolates and cardboard depictions of the stable scene: Mary and Joseph, under the guidance of half of a zoo, some foreign dignitaries, and various hangers-on, watching the beatific Christ child sleeping blissfully in the manger. Not here, not this year. This year we are doing something a little different..